When you have root-level access to a hosting server, it means that you will have full control over it. In other words, you'll be able set up any server-side application no matter what the changes that it will make to the software environment on your server, and you'll be able to both access and customize any file, which includes system files, and change various settings. This can be done by connecting to the server as a root user that has full privileges to do the aforementioned things and also to make other users, which includes users who also have full privileges. This connection can be established through a web-based graphical interface or a Secure Shell console. For security reasons, it is recommended that you create another user for your everyday work and employ the root user only when you need to modify the server or to install software which may be needed by some script-driven application that you wish to run.
Full Root-level Access in VPS Hosting
When you get a virtual private servers from us, you'll have full root-level access in three cases - if the server features no website hosting Control Panel at all, or if you select cPanel or DirectAdmin during the order process. In the first case, you will be able to change each part of the system using a Secure Shell console, while in the second, you can still use SSH in order to connect and to make changes, however you will also have a graphical interface available to control your web content and the majority of the system settings. The root access makes our virtual server plans a very good choice if you wish to run any kind of software that you can not set up in a standard shared website hosting account. With the last Control Panel option - Hepsia, you will be able to connect by way of SSH and to manage the content on the server, yet the root access privileges will be more restricted.
Full Root-level Access in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you get one of the Linux dedicated web hosting that we provide, you will have full root-level access and you can do anything that you can't do using a shared web hosting account - to change the server-side PHP settings, to set up frameworks or media streaming software, and the like. You may order the server with no web hosting Control Panel and do everything with a console, unless you set up some third-party instrument, or you can order it with cPanel or DirectAdmin and use a web-based graphical interface to control your web sites and many system settings. In all 3 cases, you will have full control of your server. The significant amount of system resources which you will have makes our dedicated packages a great choice for any kind of content that you'd like to have. The servers that are ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel are easier to take care of, still the root access to such a server is limited.